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Headword: *(uperqorw=n
Adler number: upsilon,311
Translated headword: leaping over
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning one who is] jumping over.[1]
"Unable to leap over the doors of [sc. the precinct of] Demeter, he leapt and entered the temple".[2]
Greek Original:
*(uperqorw=n: u(perphdw=n. th=s *dh/mhtros ou) duna/menos u(perqorei=n ta\s qu/ras, qoro/nta de\ i)e/nai e)pi\ to\ me/garon.
[1] Likewise or similarly (with varied accentuation) in other lexica; and cf. the scholia to Homer, Iliad 8.179, where u(perqore/ontai occurs. The actual headword is a present participle in the masculine nominative singular; it is perhaps quoted from Aeschylus, Agamemnon 827.
[2] Aelian fr.332 Hercher, a garbled version of Herodotus' story (6.134.2) of Miltiades at the siege of Paros; cf. generally mu 1067. (What he leaps over is the perimeter fence, because he is unable to open the doors.)
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; historiography; history; military affairs; religion; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 31 July 2006@08:53:03.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 31 July 2006@11:58:26.
David Whitehead (augmented n.2) on 1 August 2006@03:03:33.
David Whitehead on 10 August 2011@08:17:50.
David Whitehead on 22 November 2013@09:56:45.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 25 November 2022@22:43:16.


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